Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Morning Sun

On my early morning bike rides, I frequently pass this long abandoned dock. On more than one occasion, I swear that I've heard Ottis Reddin calling ..........

Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin there when evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
by Ottis Reddin and Steve Cropper

OK, so there are a few things that don't exactly jive with the song. First, the dock actually sits on the Columbia River, but it's still a water side location. Then there is the fence and the razor wire; not exactly inviting you sit and ponder life unless you are a seagull!

On the other hand, the photo was taken during the "mornin' sun". The dock however faces due north so seeing the rising sun is not an option unless a celestrial event of unknown magnitude occurs.


Anita Jesse said...

In spite of the disclaimers, I think the Otis Redding reference is appropriate. Maybe this side of the fence?

Earl said...

Maybe the song just needs an additional verse to fit this location.

Climbin' over the razor wire
I've ruined a good pair of pants for sure
Watching for an armed guard
And if I spot um I'll run away again, yeah


Steve Skinner said...

Anita, you are likely right.

Earl, for a side line, you might try your hand a song writing!